Grateful Dead Live at Park West Ski Resort on 1983-09-04
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Master Tape; 2 Beyer M160, 1 Sennheiser 441 Blend; Sony TCD5M > Sound Forge 5 >
MKW .96f > Power Post 2K
- 2004-06-20 16:45:05
- Park City, UT
- Park West Ski Resort
Subject: Rocky Mtn High
Subject: Latter Day or Labor Day?
This one was a fairly generic with the exception of the always special to me, "Spanish Theme". So much so, that I use it for background on my phone answering recording (in fact I changed from using Irvine from the next year to this one) even though it kind of freaks out some folks who've never seen Grateful Dead and I know of one guy recently who had, but he had only once.
Anyway, there isn't a lot one can say about this show other than it's obvious attractiveness to hear the band it the mountains being a skier who has skied it Utah except not here. Given that it is a mountain it is fairly steep for a concert (but not to much to ski down) much in that respect like Red Rocks (although I didn't go to there this year) or the one time they played at the Boreal Ridge ski area in Ca. So given that, the clearest memory I have, (even though I know for those of you who both didn't go and are trying to decide if this is a good recording it says nothing of the sound etc. thus it isn't any help for which I apologize); but since under normal conditions one can never really see all of (unless I suppose if one at an indoor show in a small theater like perhaps the Warfield were in the balcony, which even when they played there I was still (although I hate to brag yet it is one of the few things in life I ever had consistent good luck with, so far) in the front as usual) what the drummers have at their disposal and are doing etc. that is, here I still see in color in my mind, Mickey with his brass bowls. Which also reminds me of, although I probably already mentioned it in the corresponding review (see Sante Fe (not just for my comments it's well worth it) the next weekend after this, after Red Rocks) on his birthday I talked to him about the steel drums he used to use in the late '70's which he late brought back out briefly!
Regarding the title of this review, perhaps I was mistaken, somehow in part maybe due given how in Weir's solo tune with the Midnights "Salt Lake City" it pokes fun at "Mormon" girls, I thought at the show it sounded to me like he was saying One more "Latter" Day Night, but yes I admit this was near Labor Day (although on a Sunday so not exact but I suppose close enough, which coinincidentally as I write this today is Labor Day) nevertheless; obviously whatever Weir was saying it was unusual and that's what makes shows easiest to remember if they otherwise were generic!
Rewriting this, I'm not mistaken indeed although, in the middle he clearly says "Labor Day" I've now confirmed that he also says either on the last or next to the last time "Latter Day" and at the beginning it's still hard to tell which one exactly he is saying!
Subject: Solid early '80s show; very good recording
I was on tour for my first time during this run. Raced across Utah that day from camp in Zion NP, arrived during Friend of the Devil and walked straight up to the stage. Danced on the slopes during the second set. Spanish Jam was spectacular.
This is just an all-around solid example of a well-played early 80s show. Great Esau, meaty Scarlet-Fire and that sweet Spanish Jam. The recording is a little "mid-rangy," but the clarity and separation of the instruments more than makes up for it. Enjoy!
Subject: Effing great AUD
Subject: Awesome sound!
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